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Choosing corn hybrids

November 28, 2012

for next growing season
By Jeff Coulter, a corn agronomist and Liz Stahl, a crops educator, both are with University of Minnesota Extension

In a year when tremendous variability was observed within fields as well as among areas of the state, information from replicated trials like the University of Minnesota trials is particularly valuable.

Since we can't predict next year's growing conditions, selecting hybrids that perform well over multiple locations within a region. Hybrids that consistently perform well over multiple environment, including different soil and weather conditions, have greater potential to perform well the next year, compared to hybrids with less consistence performance.

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